'Dynasty' Reboot Casts Nicollette Sheridan as Alexis Carrington
'Dynasty' Reboot Casts Nicollette Sheridan as Alexis Carrington
John Kubicek
John Kubicek
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
The legendary Alexis Carrrington is coming to the CW's reboot of Dynasty, and she's more Desperate than ever. Nicollette Sheridan, best known for her role as a conniving neighbor on Desperate Housewives, has been cast in the iconic role

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Alexis is the matriarch of the Carrington family, Blake's first wife and the mother of Fallon and Steven. The character will return to try to reunite with her children, regain what's hers and cause problems for Blake and his new wife, Cristal.

The role was played by Joan Collins in the original series and earned her an Emmy nomination and a Golden Globe win. Though the character wasn't introduced until season 2 of the original Dynasty, Alexis became the central character and the breakout star of the show.

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This will be Sheridan's first TV series role since she left Desperate Housewives in 2009. For playing Edie Britt on Wisteria Lane, Sheridan earned a Golden Globe nomination and won two SAG Awards as part of the ensemble.

Are you excited to see Alexis make her first appearance? How do you feel about the casting choice?

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